Course Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound human and economic consequences on the events sector, questioning the industry’s resilience and future. Events as we knew them no longer exist. Far from pushing the sustainability agenda to the bottom of the list, the current crisis is demanding a “systems reset” that requires a new safe, resilient, inclusive and zero carbon growth model.

This requires a paradigm shift in in how events are designed, implemented, and measured. We call this the Regenerative Revolution. 

In this inspirational and fun Masterclass you will be provoked and guided towards an approach to event design that acts, within planetary boundaries, rebuilds society, and  regenerates nature. 

Across 4 interactive and live modules, we will move from a sustainability viewpoint to a regenerative approach to event management. Using the Hannuwa approach, we will explore strategy development, to stakeholder engagement, circular economy, regenerative food approaches, social impact, measurement, and reporting. Theory will be enlightened with presentations from leading event sustainability practitioners from leading global agencies, corporates and associations.

  • Outcome #1

    Regenerative thinking: A deeper understanding of regenerative business concepts, what nature teaches us about flourishing and thriving systems, and how nature can help us to innovate and co-create thriving and flourishing events.

  • Outcome #2

    Practical tools: Learn a practical methodology called Hannuwa, that you can use to design and implement events that catalyze social, environmental and economic regeneration.

  • Outcome #3

    Increased skills in developing and implementing an impact strategy for your event, measuring and reporting on your event footprints and handprints.

Schedule and Time Commitment

Live sessions are 2 hours. Allow 1 hour for pre-reading and another 1-2 hours for homework, reading and review after each module. 

You will have access to the course content on the learning management system for 2 months after finishing the course.

Start date: 17 February 2022

End date: 17 March 2022

Live sessions taking place on a weekly basis. Module 3 and 4 are separated by 2 weeks to allow time for homework preparations. 

Pricing options

*GDS-Movement, ICCA and ECM members have 100 euros discount. Contact us HERE to get your discount code. 

**We invite you to help us support students from low-income countries by donating and gifting 50 euros towards their education. Financially challenged right now, but want to learn? We offer a limited number of scholarships, please contact us HERE, explaining why you would love to learn with us and how you will benefit from our scholarship.

Chief Changemaker, GDS-Movement

Guy Bigwood

For the last 15 years, Guy has been delivering award-winning consulting services focused on helping cities, governments, corporations and associations step up, scale up and speed up their sustainability programmes and regenerative practices. Guy’s pioneering work has been recognised with 22 sustainability awards including the Events Industry Council Pacesetter Award, and recognition as a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.
  • 1

    Module 1 - Regenerative Business: An introduction

    • Module 1 - Preparations and pre-module activities

  • 2

    Module 2 - Footprints to handprints: Increasing and measuring impact

    • Module 2 - Preparations and pre-module activities

  • 3

    Module 3 - Eliminate waste, increase circularity, design in greater diversity, inclusion and equity, and regenerative nature

    • Module 3 - Preparations and pre-module activities

  • 4

    Module 4 - Communications and Engagement

    • Module 4 - Preparations and pre-module activities